Columbia College Chicago's Spring 2013 reading series opens with guests Sandra Simonds and Joe Harrington, sponsored by the Department of English.
When: Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 pm
Where: Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave, Second Floor
SANDRA SIMONDS grew up in Los Angeles, California. She earned a BA in Psychology and Creative Writing at UCLA and an MFA from the University of Montana, where she received a poetry fellowship. In 2010, she earned a PhD in Literature from Florida State University. Her second book of poems, Mother was a Tragic Girl, was published by Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 2012. She is also the author of Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2008), which was a finalist for numerous prizes including the National Poetry Series; she is also the author of several chapbooks including Used White Wife (Grey Book Press, 2009) and The Humble Travelogues of Mr. Ian Worthington, Written from Land & Sea (Cy Gist, 2006). Her poems have been published in many journals including Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, The Believer, Colorado Review, Fence, Columbia Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Volt, New Orleans Review and Lana Turner. Her creative nonfiction has been published in Post Road and other literary journals. She currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida, and is an Assistant Professor of English at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia.
JOE HARRINGTON, is the author of Things Come On (an amneoir) (Wesleyan Univ. Press 2011), a mixed-genre work relating the twinned narratives of the Watergate scandal and his mother's cancer; it was a Rumpus magazine Poetry Book Club selection. He is the author of the chapbook Earth Day Suite (Beard of Bees 2010) and the critical work Poetry and the Public (Wesleyan 2002). His creative work also has appeared in Hotel Amerika, No Tell Motel, 1913, BathHouse, Otoliths, Fact-Simile, and Tarpaulin Sky, among others. He teaches at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.